Minimising risks through responsible sourcing

CIRIA are hosting two events that will provide an overview of the new CIRIA handbook Minimising risks through responsible sourcing (C767), developed with the Action Programme for Responsible and Ethical Sourcing (APRES) and a diverse range of key experts.

This handbook will help parties involved in construction projects procure materials and products responsibly and better understand what to look for in purchasing decisions, to reduce risks. It provides a clear overview of the tools and methods to implement responsible sourcing, and highlights the impacts and issues that may arise when procuring a wide range of products, temporary work packages and labour. The handbook is aimed at category managers, procurement professionals and suppliers, but it is also a practical tool for many others involved in purchasing decisions.

Speakers include:

  • Professor Jacqui Glass, Loughborough University
  • Ian Nicholson, Responsible Solutions
  • Dr Eva Gkenakou, Multiplex Construction Europe
  • Dean Kerwick-Chrisp, Highways England
  • Charlie Law, Kier
  • David Morrell, Marshalls
  • Benjamin Morris, Eco-Reinforcement
  • Ayhan Tugrul, CARES.

Delegates at these events will:

  • Hear more about the context and landscape of responsible sourcing
  • Gain an understanding of how construction organisations can minimise environmental, social and ethical impacts within their supply chain
  • Hear case studies that demonstrate how leading organisations are tackling their impacts
  • Hear how the new CIRIA handbook can support organisations in their purchasing decisions.
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